Grayshott Folk Club
www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk

Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ
Saturday 15th October 2022 @ 7.30pm
BLACKBEARD'S TEA PARTY

If you are looking for a quiet night out with soothing, melodic Folk music, then you'd best avoid this gig! Blackbeard's Tea Party are a big Festival band who like to get their audiences on their feet and joining in. Their bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Hold on to your tricorn hats and be prepared to stamp your wooden legs – Blackbeard’s Tea Party are back in town.

Some of you may remember their last visit to Grayshott on 19th June 2015 and their signature song, the incredibly infectious "Chicken On A Raft": m.youtube.com/watch?v=zRI2vUTNBwc
It'll give you some idea of how this band sounds and where they are coming from.

Formed in 2009 and based in York, BTP are lead by Stuart Giddens, a failed Morris dancer and sometime Melodeon player. Be sure to do what he asks though, or you might find yourself walking the plank...
Stuart is ably assisted by classically-trained Laura Boston-Barber who had a Fiddle thrust in her hands before she could walk or talk. Once she heard the "twangling" of her Stepdad's old-time Banjo, she was lost to the fun of Folk...
Dave Boston is a percussionist, whose international musical studies have taken him from York to Guinea, to Havana. This boy's got rhythm. However, you can never have enough rhythm in any band so Liam Hardy fills in the blanks. He opted for Drums over Economics, although he says the two are not mutually-exclusive.

Paddy Lester-Rourke started learning the Fiddle from the age of seven, changed to Viola, then migrated to Bass; like you do. His dalliance with an experimental band called "Punch The Sky" ended the night they supported BTP and he jumped ship and became a fully paid-up member of BTP.

The final piece of the BTP jigsaw is Benjamin Trott; heavily-influenced as a child by his Dad's musical taste in Folk, Ben tried (but failed) with the Piano. One day he picked up his brother's abandoned Electric Guitar and that eventually led to tours of Europe, Australia and America with The Tim Edey Trio and The Albion Band, amongst others.
These guys take their music seriously enough but their sole aim is always to give their audiences a good time.

Check out:
"John's Gone to Hilo": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP75gGAB85E
and
"The Diamond": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY7liVBmofY&t=3s

During ‘Lockdown’ the band began writing material remotely via Asana for their fourth album and as things began to return to normality, they were very excited to get into the studio with their new line up to record these tracks. The result is ‘Kick The Curb’, their first album in 5 years which will be released in September 2022 and BTP can’t wait to get out on the road to play them to you live !!
Check out the video to "Roll and Go", the first single released from the new album:

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ R2
‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with more teeth and cleaner fingernails’ The Telegraph
‘Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music recently. In short: they make shanties chic’ Roger Crow, Huffington Post
‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ fRoots
‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ Songlines

Pirate fancy dress strongly encouraged.

Tickets: Adults £18/Under16s £8
Available from Grayshott Post Office
or Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 Or Ents24

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Duo Award, 2013 and 2016 24th September 2022 @ 7.30pm playing live for us at: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ We've waited several years for just the right moment but now we are delighted to finally welcome Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman for their first visit to Grayshott Folk Club. This popular, multi award-winning husband and wife duo exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary Folk music. Duos come and duos go…....and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and captivating. For over a quarter of a century, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s partnership has proved personal, permanent and pivotal. From early days in Folk super group 'Equation', through to their most recent work, acclaimed as ‘Their best yet’, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. “It’s Folk music for the modern age.” – The Telegraph - London “These guys are something very special”’ – Acoustic Magazine “A duo right at the top of their game” – Rock n’ Reel Twice Winners of 'Best Duo' – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - 2016 & 2013 Kathryn and Sean recently played at Glastonbury Festival and a song of theirs was featured on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show on 15th June 2022. It’s called “52 Hertz” and is based upon a true story about a lonely Whale that is swimming around the UK coast but the frequency of its call can’t be heard by Whales of the same species......Its call has been detected by sonar equipment over several years but no one knows quite what type of Whale it is for sure....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os8ilgu2hbs&ab_channel=KathrynRoberts-Topic It was also great to hear our upcoming Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman gig on Saturday 24th September 2022, get a mention by Mark Radcliffe on the Radio 2 Folk Show on Wednesday 3rd August 2022, when he played “Money or Jewels” by Kathryn and Sean. Here is a link to the programme and they are the second song in, at about 5 minutes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0019j6f Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman On Reflection Tour Poster A4 Generic
Tickets £18 Available from Grayshott Post Office Or Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 Or Ents 24

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
https://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/

Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Duo Award, 2013 and 2016

24th September 2022 @ 7.30pm

playing live for us at:
Grayshott Village Hall,
Headley Road,
Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD,
Surrey GU26 6TZ

We've waited several years for just the right moment but now we are delighted to finally welcome Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman for their first visit to Grayshott Folk Club. This popular, multi award-winning husband and wife duo exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary Folk music.
Duos come and duos go… and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and captivating. For over a quarter of a century, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s partnership has proved personal, permanent and pivotal.

From early days in Folk super group 'Equation', through to their most recent work, acclaimed as ‘Their best yet’, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date.

“It’s Folk music for the modern age.” – The Telegraph - London
“These guys are something very special”’ – Acoustic Magazine
“A duo right at the top of their game” – Rock n’ Reel

Kathryn and Sean recently played at Glastonbury Festival and a song of theirs was featured on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show on 15th June 2022.
It’s called “52 Hertz” and is based upon a true story about a lonely Whale that is swimming around the UK coast but the frequency of its call can’t be heard by Whales of the same species......Its call has been detected by sonar equipment over several years but no one knows quite what type of Whale it is for sure.......

Tickets £18
Available from Grayshott Post Office
Or Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096
Or Ents 24

It was great to hear our upcoming Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman gig on Saturday 24th September 2022, get a mention by Mark Radcliffe on the Radio 2 Folk Show on Wednesday 3rd August 2022, when he played “Money or Jewels” by Kathryn and Sean. Here is a link to the programme and they are the second song in, at about 5minutes:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0019j6f

An older song by them, called “52 Hertz” was featured on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show on 15th June 2022, so they are getting plenty of airplay. Here is that song:

Saturday August 6th 2022 @ 7.30pm
THE OCELOTS

New Single “The Time we Need to Decide”

The Ocelots are 24 year-old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson. Born and raised in Ireland, now they live in Leipzig, Germany. The twins have crafted their song writing and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich, sibling harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel and has earned them over 1.6 Million listens on Spotify.
The word is getting out and in May 2022, they were invited to virtually attend the Folk International Alliance showcase event in Kansas City, USA. This won't be the last time you hear about The Ocelots........ They are on the way up, for sure.
The Ocelots' live set combines all that is great about Folk music, so come and be charmed by this charismatic duo.

Listen to a live rendition of "The Switch" right here:

At:
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

Tickets £15

Available from: Grayshott Post Office or Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

Bob Fox plays live at Grayshott Folk Club
15th July 2022 @ 7.30pm

Grayshott Folk Club http://www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk

Friday July 15th 2022 @ 7:30pm

Bob Fox

Bob Fox is an engaging, endearing and enduring entertainer. He is one of the true greats of the Folk World. Bob hails from the North-East and has done the Folk club rounds for many, many years. It seemed only right and proper then, that he should be cast as "The Songman" in the original 2007 National Theatre production of "War Horse".

He played that part for a whole two years and was lavished with praise for his outstanding performances. It transformed his life and he was then delighted to be invited back, to reprise his part in the show's 10th Anniversary Tour.

Now he is back to performing as plain, ordinary Bob Fox but as you'll discover; there's nothing plain or ordinary about our Bob...
Here's Bob singing "Shoals of Herring":
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bob+fox+shoals+of+herring

At:
Grayshott Village Hall,
Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

Tickets £15

Available from: Grayshott Post Office
or Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096
or Ents 24

 

Grayshott Folk Club puts on musical performances from top Folk musicians who come from all over the UK and abroad. We also occasionally host Pop/Rock musicians too.

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